London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), located in Hillingdon, in West London. Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and in Europe, and one of the busiest in the world.

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Can we undergo US Immigration checks at Heathrow?

I'll be traveling from Mumbai, India to Gainesville, Florida. For that I have to board a flight at Mumbai which will drop me at Heathrow. I have layover time of about 8 hours at Heathrow, from where ...
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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I have a UK visitor visa starting on 30 Oct; will I need a DATV for an itinerary on 12 Sep? [duplicate]

I am traveling on a BA flight from Amsterdam - Mumbai via London (LHR). I have a visitor visa for the UK starting one month after my current travel. Will I require a Direct Airside Transit Visa ...
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Short layover in Heathrow

BA just changed our flight times, leaving us only 1h15mins for our layover in Heathrow. We arrive from Brussels in terminal 5 in Heathrow at 7:55 and our next flight leaves for Miami in Heathrow ...
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Transit through Heathrow airport

Do I need to go through the UK Border Control if I have a connecting flight between Terminal 2 and T5 in Heathrow airport London?
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Is there a Post Office in Heathrow?

I am flying from India to England on Saturday and will reach Heathrow on Sunday morning. I would like to post a gift to my friend from Heathrow Airport. Is that possible?
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Getting back to Heathrow for an early flight

I'm staying in central London (Islington, EC1V). I have an international flight from Heathrow (terminal 2) that leaves early Sunday morning (07:50). I'm overwhelmed with all the options. Here's what ...
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Should I be carrying my checked-in baggage while shifting flights be it domestic or international?

I have booked a flight with British Airways (BA): Hyderabad to London (BA). London to Chicago (BA operated by American Airlines -> International Flight). Chicago to Cincinnati (BA operated by ...
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Do i need a transit visa for heathrow airport? [duplicate]

I would be boarding flight from Copenhagen to Bangalore via Heathrow stopover for roughly 2 hours.I have an Indian passport,I checked the flight details,its clearly mentioned that I wouldnt be ...
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Shower at Heathrow during Layover in Terminal 5

Reading the other questions here, I am not too hopeful, but this is the perfect site to find the answer if it does exist: Facts: I arrive at T5 (British Airways) at 08:30, depart at 11:40 from T5 ...
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Transit Visa required for London while going to USA? [duplicate]

I hold a valid Indian passport and I would be travelling to the USA (from India) with a valid US Visa the coming weekend. I have a long layover of 10 hours at the LHR terminal 5. I would like to roam ...
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How early should I arrive to Heathrow before departure?

Heathrow website says that it's enough to arrive two hours before departure (European flights), but I have heard that the lines are often long so maybe three hours would be better? How early should I ...
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How to confirm “confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before midnight on the day after you arrive”?

Rules for transit in the UK for Indian citizens You’ll need a visa to pass through the UK in transit You should apply for a Visitor in Transit visa if you arrive on a flight and will pass ...
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Can I drop off carry-on luggage at Heathrow and pick it up later before flight?

I will have one carry one when I land on heathrow. I have 12+ hours stay. I intend to check the city out but I don't want to carry my carry on luggage with me. Is there a service where I can drop off ...
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Will British Airways agents do due diligence before letting me board the plane?

I am traveling from NY to Mumbai via London, on H1B visa. If I am allowed to board at NYC, will I be sure I will not be troubled at London for immigration reasons? In other words with the British ...
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First trip for minor: dealing with transits

In a few days time, I'll be departing from Mauritius and taking an Emirates flight from here to Dubai, where I'll be in transit for 3 hours before taking a connecting Emirates flight from Dubai to ...
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Is it easy to get an UberX from Central London to Heathrow Airport? [closed]

I'd like to get an uberX to heathrow airport because I'm rushing, but I'm not sure how difficult it will be. Do drivers normally decline jobs there?
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Heathrow change in terminal flight UK Border control check?

I am traveling from NYC to Mumbai via London. Assume my connecting flight belongs to different terminal. If I have to change terminal at Heathrow, do I need to go through UK Border control ?
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When will I encounter UK border control

If I am traveling from NY to Mumbai, via London, what are all the possibilities/reasons that may cause me to go through UK border control? Eg: Changing terminal? Eg: Rechecking luggage? Anything else? ...
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What is the best way to transport a large bike pack and 2 cases from Heathrow to Pinner?

My husband and I are traveling from Australia to London at the end of July. We will have the normal luggage plus a large bike pack. Can anyone give any suggestions as to the best way to transport our ...
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How to get to London Heathrow from Shepherd's Bush in light of possible Tube strike?

My flight is at 8:40am Saturday. I would like to arrive by 6:40am. My proposed route is below. 283 bus to Hammersmith Bus Station Walk to Hammersmith Piccadilly line to Heathrow Terminals 1-2-3 ...
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Arriving Heathrow airport terminal 2, departing terminal 3, but need lounge access in terminal 2

I arrive on a Star Alliance carrier in terminal 2, connecting to a BA flight out of terminal 3 -- with no checked luggage. Is it possible to access one of the star alliance lounges in terminal 2 ...
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Can I travel from India to USA through Heathrow airport? [duplicate]

I want to travel to USA from India through Heathrow (UK) airport. When I travelled to USA from India on H4 visa. After that I got H1 approval and my change of status changed to H1. Then I returned ...
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Booking two separate return flights home from the United States?

I'm off to the U.S. next month from the UK and have already booked my return flight home for October 2014. Now I'm trying to book my flight from the UK to the U.S, as it works out way cheaper to book ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa [duplicate]

I am traveling from San Francisco to Mumbai via London Heathrow airport (layover of 9 hours) in 2 weeks. I am working in US on OPT (F1 visa). I got to know about the DATV visa requirement just now. I ...
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UK Transit Visa [duplicate]

I am citizen of Pakistan and hold a regular passport. I have a B-1/B-2 visa for USA and I want to fly from San Francisco to Sofia, Bulgaria (I'll get a Schengen visa soon). Almost all flights that I ...
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Heathrow Customs and International Connection - Different Airline/Reservation

I need advice regarding the time it takes to get through customs at Heathrow in order to make a connecting flight on a different airlines/reservation out of Heathrow on the same day. I am attempting ...
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Luggage transfer at Heathrow: Jet Airways to Air Canada

I'm traveling from Bangalore, India to Ottawa, Canada on three different flights. My flight plan is as follows: BLR-DELHI-LHR(London)-YOW(Ottawa). BLR to Delhi - Jet Airways Delhi to LHR (London) - ...
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Kings Cross Station to Heathrow [duplicate]

We need to get from Kings Cross Station to Heathrow Terminal 2 for a 3:15 pm flight to Shannon. Our train arrives from Edinburgh at 11:51 am. What it the fastest way to get there and check in on ...
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Is it more convenient to get to Heathrow via Reading than via central London?

My family and I live in the South West of England. We have a flight from Heathrow in a few months time. Rather than getting a train to central London and then getting the express from central London ...
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recheck bag at Heathrow?

Returning to the US from Rome, Italy. British Airlines to Heathrow in London and US Airways to Charlotte on same reservation. Plan to check bag all the way through but will I have to reclaim bag, go ...
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Where should I stay in London with an early Heathrow departure?

I'll be in London for one night coming in from Cambridge the prior afternoon with a 10:15 AM flight out of Heathrow. I'm looking for a nice area with some good pubs to spend the evening. I'd like to ...
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Can I rent a mobile WiFi hotspot during my five-week trip to the UK?

I will be visiting the UK for a five week period in the near future, travelling to several different cities, and I wish to ensure I have internet access at all times. Here in Japan, at the airport you ...
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Can I change terminals to have access to Lounges at Heathrow without a transit visa

I am exempted from a transit visa for the UK as I am flying from South Africa to the USA via the UK. I am arriving & departing from T5 on BA. I am not allowed access into any of the BA Lounges at ...
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Killing 11 hours time in Heathrow, London Airport

I've a 11 hour layover at LHR airport. Land on 2nd June 10:25 AM and departing at 9:20 PM. I'm an Indian passport holder, not sure whether I can go out to see any nearest places/ City. Is Transit ...
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UK transit visa needed to switch airports? [duplicate]

I am a South African passport holder travelling from South Africa to the USA and flying via London. However I am switching from Heathrow to Gatwick, do I require a transit visa. The official Uk visa ...
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Traveling From Pittsburgh To London via United Airlines

I just booked my first flight heading out of the country (going solo), and I have a couple questions about the steps I need to take to calm my nerves. I’ve flown two previous times, and I have no ...
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Creating my own flight connections

If I book my flights seperately to create my own fly connection, will I have to pick up my baggage at Heathrow to then fly to Brussels? Both tickets are from British Airways. Will I have to go ...
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Transferring between British Airways and Delta at LHR - T5 to T3 - is 2h30 sufficient?

Landing Heathrow T5 with BA Leaving Heathrow T3 with Delta (actually, it's a Virgin Atlantic flight) I would need to get through immigration, find my luggage, travel from T5 to T3, check in luggage, ...
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Do I need transit visa? [duplicate]

I am trying to book a ticket for my sister to come visit me in Canada. She is Belarussian (belarua) but has a visitor visa for Canada. On way back to Belarus she is flying Halifax to London and then ...
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Heathrow to Oxford without going through London

I will be traveling to Oxford, UK this summer. My flight lands at Heathrow around 12:30pm on a Sunday; it is on British Airways so I believe it will arrive at Terminal 5. Based on this map and other ...
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How to get from Heathrow Airport to King's Cross, London?

My wife and I will be arriving in London via Heathrow Airport (LHR) and are staying at a hotel near King's Cross station. So, we were wondering what the best (which means fastest but also easiest when ...
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Which visa do I need for layover of 50 hours in London while in transit to USA on B1/B2 from India [duplicate]

I would be reaching Heathrow airport on Day1 13:00 hours from Bangalore, India and leaving Heathrow to Seattle (USA) on Day3 15:30 hours. I am an Indian passport holder and a resident of India. I ...
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Meeting friends at Heathrow in transit

My Canadian cousin is travelling via London with a 5 hour stop over, landing at T3 and exiting T5. Can I meet her for a coffee landside in T5? She won't need a visa.
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How to access Heathrow Terminal 3 duty free zone without a plane ticket?

I'm writing my master thesis on Travel Retail & Duty Free with a specific focus on Heathrow's terminal 3 boutiques. In order to visit this terminal and take pictures for my research paper I ...
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Do I need a UK or Ireland transit visa when flying from the US to a Schengen country?

I am travelling to Budapest and therefore have a Schengen Visa. I hold an Indian passport and a valid US visa. I'm travelling from Chicago-Heathrow-Budapest and returning by Budapest-Dublin-Chicago. ...
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Traveling with a lot of luggage at Heathrow - getting help?

I will arrive with 5 suitcases at Heathrow airport, I am alone, how do I get help to transport it all through customs?
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Do I need a visa to transit in LHR? [duplicate]

Do I need a visa to transit in LHR? My flight path is as follows: YVR -> LHR -> FCO I have a Chinese passport, a Canadian residence permit and a Schengen visa.
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Can I transfer from Heathrow T3 to T5 without a visa? I am a Philippine Passport holder [duplicate]

I will arrive Heathrow T3 at 6:10pm. I will depart from Heathrow T5 the next day at 6:30am for Madrid. I plan on staying at one of the airport hotels (probably the Sofitel at T5 since it is directly ...
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Do I need a transit visa to stay airside in Heathrow, as a Bangladeshi going to the British Virgin Islands [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi student. I have got student visa from British Virgin Island immigration. Do I need a transit visa to stay airside in Heathrow, as a Bangladeshi going to the British virgin ...